Barn Door Headboard

Dimensions:

Materials:

  • 8 1×4, 8’ Long
  • 2 1x2s, 8’ Length
  • 3 1×3, 8’ Length
  • 1 1/4” Finish Nails
  • 2” Finish Na

Cut List:

  • 18- 1×4 @ 31” Panel Boards
  • 2 – 1×2 @ 49 1/2 “ Side Legs
  • 2 – 1×3 @ 49 1/2” Front Legs
  • 2 – 1×3 @ 38 1/2” Back Supports
  • 2 – 1×4 @ 38 1/2” Front Trim
  • 1 – 1×4 @ 26” Center Trim
  • 1 – 1×3 @ 44” Top Trim
  • 1 – 1×4 @ 45” Top Trim
  • 2 – 1×4 @ 30” Ends cut at 30 degrees off square, parallel, see last step

Step 1:

Headboard Panel

Start by lining all the 1×4 panel boards up, rotating the grain so the bark side is up, then down. Adjust for square. Then if you have a nailer, glue and nail the top and bottom trim in place. Otherwise, screw from the back to hide your screw holes. Shown above back side up, so you would just screw through the trim into the back side of the panel boards.

Step 2:

Legs

Now screw the legs on with glue and 2″ screws.

Step 3:

Leg Fronts

Nailer would be handy here, but if you don’t have one, you can screw the leg fronts to the legs. Use glue and 2″ screws or nails.

Step 4:

Front Trim

I highly recommend measuring and cutting these to fit. Nails would hide best, and even if you don’t have a nailer, if you plan to stain, I suggest using a hammer and finish nails to hide any holes. If you plan to paint, go ahead with the screws and glue.

Step 5:

Center

Mark the center and use 1 1/4″ fasteners and glue to attach.

Step 6:

Top Trim

Now add the top trim with screws or nails and glue. Center on the top.

Step 7:

Header

Use finish nails and glue to attach the top to the top trim. Center on the top.

Step 8:

Cross Supports

Start by cutting 2 1x4s 36 3/4″ long, with both ends cut at 45 degrees off square, parallel to each other. Then on the top end, measure in 2″ and mark a line square with the top edge (see above diagram). Cut this line. Attach the cross supports to the headboard with 1 1/4″ finish nails and glue, nailing into all of the panel boards.

 

The original plan can be found at http://www.ana-white.com/2010/11/brookstone-queen-headboard
 
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